What do lawyers do? Come to Legal Camp and find out! During this camp you will learn about the many roles lawyers play in our society, from courtroom advocates to policy-makers. Camp will be held at the University of Georgia School of Law, where students will hear from local attorneys, current law students, and professors. We will also take a trip to the local courthouse to see the justice system in action! Working together, students will hone their critical thinking and public speaking skills as they prepare opening statements, questions, and closing arguments for a mock trial. Families and friends are invited to watch the students show off their newfound skills on the final day of camp!
Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $360
Overnight Camp - $830
The Legal camp is designed for students interested in legal studies and does not require any foundation in mock trial or the law. All are encouraged to attend.
Shannon Shipley Hinson joined Georgia Law in the fall of 2014 as the school’s associate director of admissions. Prior to joining Georgia Law, Hinson served as a litigator in Atlanta for over eight years. Hinson has been in the courtroom on numerous occasions, representing clients in dozens of trials. She was named a Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2014 and also in 2015 in recognition of her work during her last year in private practice. Hinson graduated summa cum laude from UGA in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in art history. She graduated in 2006 from Georgia Law where she served as the executive chair of the Moot Court Board, co-chair of the Legacy Committee and as a pupil of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court. She later served a two-year term as a barrister with the inn after entering private practice. This is her second year as a Summer Academy Instructor.
A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.